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FRONTLINE; Age of AIDS, The

05/30/2006

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Age of AIDS, The
Program Number

2412

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

Broadcast: May 30 and 31, 2006: On the 25th anniversary of the first diagnosed cases of AIDS, FRONTLINE presents the definitive chronicle of one of the worst pandemics the world has ever known. After a quarter-century of political denial and social stigma, of stunning scientific breakthroughs, bitter policy battles and inadequate prevention campaigns, HIV/AIDS continues to spread rapidly throughout much of the world, particularly in developing nations. Why humanity has failed to stop this is the central question of "The Age of AIDS." The series examines one of the most important scientific and political stories of our time: a mysterious agent that invaded the human species, exploiting its frailties and compulsions - sexual desire and drug addiction, bigotry and greed, political indifference and bureaucratic inertia - to spread itself across the globe.

Duration

01:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Age of AIDS, The,” 05/30/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_212F64917E0A49A5800DB454F9395AD3.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Age of AIDS, The.” 05/30/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_212F64917E0A49A5800DB454F9395AD3>.
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